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Meaning of DISCRIMINATIVE

Pronunciation:  di'skrimu`neytiv

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  expressing careful judgment; "discriminative censure"; "a biography ...appreciative and yet judicial in purpose"-Tyler Dennett
  2. [adj]  capable of making fine distinctions
 

DISCRIMINATIVE is a 14 letter word that starts with D.

 

 Synonyms: critical, discriminating, discriminatory, judicial
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Dis*crim"i*na*tive\, a.
1. Marking a difference; distinguishing; distinctive;
   characteristic.

         That peculiar and discriminative form of life.
                                               --Johnson.

2. Observing distinctions; making differences;
   discriminating. ``Discriminative censure.'' --J. Foster.
   ``Discriminative Providence.'' --Dr. H. More.

 

 

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